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Health team distribute chlorine tablets in high risk areas

HT Correspondent  Ludhiana, June 15, 2013
First Published: 20:19 IST(15/6/2013) | Last Updated: 20:20 IST(15/6/2013)

A team of community health center (CHC) at Sahnewal sensitised residents living in diseases prone areas about various seasonal diseases on Saturday.

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The team also distributed 2,000 chlorine tablets.

The team led by Dr Parwinderpal Singh Sidhu, senior medical officer at the Sahnewal CHC, along with sanitary inspector of the municipal corporation (MC) Bimal Kumar visited Sherpur Khurd, Dhandari Khurd, Makkar Colony and Giaspura to sensitise residents about diseases like diarrhea, dengue, malaria and others.

Health inspector Dalbir Singh said the team also put insecticide in stagnant water in various areas. He also assured the residents of lifting the garbage from vacant plot.

The team also visited 'vehras' to create awareness and distributed pamphlets among people. The chlorine tablets were also distributed free of cost among residents and they were advised to drink only safe water.

Meanwhile, an anti-malaria month was observed following the guidelines of the director of the Health and Family Welfare Department and the Ludhiana civil surgeon at a subsidiary health centre in Kila Raipur.

While addressing the gathering, Dr Preet Kanwar Singh talked about the symptoms, treatment and prevention of the disease.

The Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) and Asha workers were also participated in the programme.

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